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murdoch and london and paul farmer on haiti when we continue. every story needs a hero we can all root for. who beats the odds and comes out on top. but this isn't just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is bned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, suppt small business. shop small. captiong snsored by rose communicaons from our studiosn new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin this evening with the story of rupert mdoch and his media empire, which is under siege in london. the controversy arises from an ongoing phone hacking scandal and inappropriate relgtszships with the police. murdoch flew to london last weekend to take command of the defense of his company newscorp. on sunday he shut down the newspaper involved in the scandal. the 168-year-old tabloid "news of the world." yeerday he whdrehis bid for the remaining shares of b sky b worth more than $12 million after mounting presre from the british governme
that this is the most humbling day of my life. >> rupert murdoch and his son james are in the hot seat as british lawmakers grilled them up over what they knew about the phone hacking scandal. scheduled for execution, mark stroman is set to die by lethal injection. hoping to make a splash in the london olympics, with just a year left to go, we follow one british swimmer working hard to make the cut. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. shocked, appalled, a shame, the words that british -- that rupert murdoch used before british lawmakers. he was addressing the scandal which has sent shock waves through the metropolitan police. appearing beside his son, the senior murdoch apologized for the hurt that has been caused but maintained he was not responsible. the proceedings were interrupted by a demonstrator using a plateful of foam. >> the policemen are there to protect rupert in james murdoch, not taken in for questioning. that job fell to a committee of and peace. that tycoon's wife was behind him offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent
to say that this is the most humble day of my life. >> rupert murdoch and his son james r. and not see. the british law makers grill them over what they knew about the scandal. a dramatic attack interrupt the hearing. -- is due to die in texas tomorrow. it is now one of his victims fighting to save his life. hoping to make a splash, the london olympics. we follow one british athlete training hard to make the cut. welcome to our viewers on pbs and america. shocked, appalled, ashamed, the words that rupert murdoch used before lawmakers. that was his reaction tuesday phone hacking scandal that has unraveled his empire and sent shock waves through the military -- through the metropolitan police. they apologized for the hurt that was caused but they claimed that they were not responsible. the proceedings were interrupted by protesters with a plateful of foam. >> the moment when two of the world's most powerful media moguls, rupert murdoch and his son,, arrived to be held to account for the way that there company invaded the privacy of individuals. >> do you have anything to say about the ph
former prime minister, the allegations of hacking by rupert murdoch's media empire could have a global impact. east africa's drought is labeled the world's worst, but with so many in need, why is one refugee camp in kenya completely empty? and it is a question of identity. for native americans, the system has long helped define their tribes, but times have changed. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. another day and yet more extraordinary revelations in the hacking scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's media empire. first came a story that the news of the world reporters tried to buy top-secret information about the royal family from one of its protection officers. in a separate case, another murdoch paper is alleged to have targeted personal liberation of the former prime minister when he was chancellor. >> the head of state, the royal family, her and their security is the duty of the police in the royal protection branch. the integrity of those officers must surely be beyond a doubt, but this morning, i learned that "news of the world"'s e-mail uncover
, including an attack on media mogul rupert murdoch by a prankster armed with a plate of shaving cream. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, we examine today's proceedings where the head of news corp said he was shocked, appalled and ashamed, but not responsible for the misdeeds. we talk to john burns of "the new york times" and david folkenflik of npr. >> brown: then, we ask nuclear regulatory commission chair gregory jaczko if u.s. reactors could withstand an earthquake like the one that devastated japan. >> ifill: from indonesia, ray suarez reports on the challenges and the troubles facing one of the world's largest democracies. >> it made tremendous strides politically and economically but still struggles with corruption. >> brown: kwame holman updates the budget battles as the house and senate offer dueling plans for reducing the deficit. >> ifill: and judy woodruff explores the deadline-driven deal cutting underway with political editor david chalian. >> brown: plus, in a season of tornadoes, floods and more, we get some poetic perspec
murdoch's business apierced before members of british parliament. the session last lead it hours and apologized but insisted they knew little or nothing about the illlegal phone hacking at the newspaper, news of the world. >> first of all i'd like to say as well how sorry i am and how sorry we are to particularly the victims of the illlegal voice mailing deceptions and their families. it's a matter of great regret of mine,y father and everyone at news corporation and these are standards these actionso nolive up to the standards that our company aspires to everywhere around the world. >> i would like to say this is the most humble day of my life. >> thank you. >> i became aware as it came out. th i was absolutely shocked, appalled and ashamed when i heard about the case only two weeks ago. >> charlie: here the end of the testimony rupert murdoch was asked if he considered resigning. >> have you considered resigning. >> no. >> why not? >> because i feel that people i trusted, not saying who. i don't know what level, they let me down and i think they behaved disgracefully and betray
, "bbc world news." >> this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. rupert murdoch's news corp. has dropped their bid for bskyb. >> they clearly need to do with the problems that news international. >> 21 people were killed in a financial capital. the fighting continues to rage in libya. colonel gaddafi's forces and the rebels are still in a tug of war. the last few days have brought an incredible reversal of fortune for rupert murdoch's media empire and today can get another blow. bowling to public and political pressure, news corp. withdrew their bid for bskyb. this is in the wake of the hacking scandal. for more on how the deal went, here is the bbc's business editor. >> rupert murdoch, the great news mobile is in the news for what he would see as the wrong reasons. the great humiliations' of his career, the abandonment of his desire to get all of british news broadcasting. "we believe that the acquisition would benefit both companies it has become clear that it is too difficult to progress in this climate." this was the appalling climate for mr. murdoch. >> when such a
-- former prime minister. the allegis acting by the -- the alleged hacking by the murdoch empire could spread. why is canada completely empty? -- kenya completely empty? when it americans, the system as blood quantum helped them to identify their tribes. could be time for a change? welcome to our viewers on pbs in america. another day and a more a extraordinary revelations in the hacking scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's empire. a reporter tried to buy top secret information about the royal family from one of its protection officers. another murdoch paper, "the sunday times," was alleged to try to get personal information on gordon brown when he was prime minister. >> the head of state, the royal family, their security is the duty of the police. the integrity of those officers must surely be beyond a doubt. this morning, the news of the world e-mail uncovered recently contained evidence that they were paying the royal protection officers for private information about the royal family. it also emerged that the phones of prince charles and the duchess of cornwall might have been hacke
to rupert murdoch's giant media empire. it's "nightly business report" for wednesday, july 13. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening everyone. late today, the aaa credit rating of the united states was officially put on notice. moody's investor service placed the government's bond rating on review for possible downgrade. without a debt deal on capitol hill, moody's points to a "small but rising risk of a short-lived default" tom, that warning comes as the federal reserve says its ready to add more fuel to the economy if the recovery runs out of gas. >> tom: susie, fed chairman ben bernanke made that pledge during his semiannual congressional testimony today. that helped investor confidence, at least initially. stocks rallied sharply during the chairman's testimony but backed off those highs as the day wore on. by the close, the dow was up just 44 points, the nas
to andrew edgecliff johon about you rupert murdoch and the news corporation case in london. >> i tell you today is not the end of the story but with the resignation of rebecca brooks on tuesday, this is a story which will run for months if not years with police investigations, judicial inquiries, lawsuits and any number of other threats still piling up against the company, but it's a significant day. >> charlie: the president's press conference, global implications for europe and the united states and the rupert murdoch case. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: every story needs a hero we can all root for. who beats the odds and comes out on top. additional funding provided by these funders: but this isn't just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every da all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. additional funding pvided by these funders: captioning sponsored b rose commun
, but it has not lifted the spotlight from the murdoch empire which controls 40% of newspaper circulation in the u.k. and has worldwide reach. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper, "the news of the world," that was to become his very profitable pride and joy. >> 4 give the individual by all means, but you cannot forget. >> 42 years later, he might well have made the same remarks about the person at the paper became fairly rotten and whose action shocked the nation. the paper, which has been printed for 168 years, became indelibly linked with the worst practices in journalism. james murdoch concluded it could not be amended. >> clearly, practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that this company believes in. this company has been a great investor in journalism, a greater investor in media in general, and it is something that we believe very strongly and. clearly, certain activities did not live up to those standards. that is a matter of great regret for me personally and
pie. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> media mogul rupert murdoch and his son james answered questions this week before members of the british parliament. the murdochs were grilled about accusations of cell phone hacking and bribery. members wanted to know what the murdochs knew and when they knew it. murdoch was asked by members how and why these events occurred. >> i feel that people i trusted, i'm not saying who i don't know at what level, let me down, and i think they behaved disgracefully and betrayed the company and me, and it's the debt to pay. >> the case that most angered the public was that of milly dowler, the murdered 13-year- old school girl in 2002 whose phone had been hacked. murdoch himself introduced the milly dowler case. >> absolutely shocked, appalled, and ashamed when i heard about the milly dowler case. only two weeks ago, eight days. >> question is the scandal now contained or is it spreading? mort. >> it's certainly to some extent continuing, let me put in the way, because it's gone beyond the specifics of this hacking case. there is a sense t
. for all their troubles, rupert murdoch got a boost when a saudi prince who controls much of the company voiced his support. what about the rest of the board? it is addressed in an article in "the daily beast" today. news corporation shares are up. the news hacking scandal is off the front pages for the first time in two weeks. but independent directors have hired their own top lawyers. why? >> we are getting mixed signals. we have heard the board have hired some lawyers to protect shareholder value and to guard against their own legal exposure. there have also been reports that some of the more independent minded directors are beginning to think about ways in which rupert murdoch could give up his title as ceo of the company. on the other hand, this is a board murdoch controls pretty firmly. it is hard to say what will happen yet. >> who exactly is on the board? >> it is a funny bunch. there are 16 board members. they cover a lot of ground. there is a former head of state and there is an opera singer. there is quite a range of experience. the one thing they all have in common is they ar
tycoon rupert murdoch didn't only deliver the news this week. murdoch was the news and continues to be the news. the owner of the news corp, a $32 billion media con gone rat, is in the eye of a whirl storm. the rap is hacking. murdoch's journalists have been hacking into the cell phones apparently of the owners and users of those phones. police reports say there could be as many as 4,000 victims. murdoch's journalists also invaded confidential medical records, one of those victims is the former prime minister of the united kingdom gordon brown. two of his newspapers reveal private medical records of the son of gordon brown and the young boy's history of cystic fibrosis, which his mother and father were treating as a family matter. >> i can't think of any way that medical condition of a child could be put into the public arena legitimately. >> the international uproar over murdoch's newspaper hacking killed a pending murdoch broadcasting deal, namely, to purchase british sky broadcasting a deal valued at $12 billion. the sitting uk prime minister and the british public sidelined t
," continued existence was problematic for british broadcasting. the murdoch family has been ruthless in killing of a newspaper that has been their golden goose. >> the chairmen of "news international," stood by the company's chief executive but did offer this statement on the practices that have come under such scrutiny. >> i feel regret. clearly practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards of quality journalism that we believe then, that i believe then and that his company believes then. >> for more on the announcement, i spoke with a former conservative minister who led a review into the way that the british press operates. rupert murdoch currently controls 40% of british newspaper sales. does closing "news of the world," make much difference? >> i suspect that one of his other tabloids will have a sunday edition. i think the extraordinary thing is that we were ever prepared to allow this man to have this kind of control over british life. he has never really bought into this society. he is and i australian who became an american to preserve his media ownership
and rupert murdoch issues an apology. after years with barely a drop, some regions of kenya are paying a hefty price. >> normally, this area would be teeming with cattle and goats. as you can see, it is completely empty. >> the woman behind the creative crosswords shares tricks of the trade. ♪ >> amid a firestorm of controversy, rebekah brooks resigned as chief executive of news international. there are allegations of her role in the phone hacking scandal and illegal payments to police officers. she said she felt a deep responsibility to the people hurt. rupert murdoch apologized to the family of milly dowler, murdered girl whose hacked phone started the controversy. >> she is the most high-profile casualty so far in the scandal that has spread to both sides of the atlantic. for the past 10 days, rebekah brooks has been a part of the storm that has swept rupert murdoch's empire and remained by his side. today, she decided to step away. she said that recent times have been tough and i need to concentrate on correcting the distortions and rebuffing the allegations about my record as a
deal. >> the rupert murdoch scandal may have cost the atlantic. at the department of justice and all kinds of federal agencies will be going after this very hard. we will, too. >> jay rockefeller, this is about allegations of the journalist working for media mogul rupert murdoch illegally tapped into the phone messages of thousands of people, including families of the victims of 9/11. the fbi is apparently looking into this as well. murdoch, by the way, is a u.s. citizen. tell us about this. >> this is really serious. the foreign corrupt practices act makes it illegal to take bribes anywhere. if you are a u.s.-based corporation, and news corp. is. our laws are in it. even if it did not happen here, and it might have. we might have been just oblivious to the fact it was happening here. i do not know. >> it is huge in britain. that it could bring down the camera government at some point. certainly, it will undermine cameron, all the hard things he is trying to do, will undermine that seriously. >> i heard him in parliament your part of his defense was that the stuff was going on 10 yea
this week. rupert murdoch got a boost when a saudi prince that was the largest share of the company outside of the murdoch family voiced his support. nick, tell us, news corp shares are up for the first time in about two weeks. but the independent directors have hired their own lawyer. or why? >> we are getting mixed signals from the board. they have hired lawyers to protect shareholder value and to guard against maybe their own exposure. there have also been some reports that some of the more independent directors are thinking about ways in which rupert murdoch could give up his title of ceo at the company. this is a board that he controls pretty firmly. >> who is on the board? >> is a funny bunch. there are board members that cover a lot of ground. there is an opera singer. quite a range of experience. they are there because he wants them to be. he can control them through loyalty or maybe they spend their entire career there. >> will the board wants him to be succeeded by another? or is it time for someone outside the family? >> i think we can look to the biggest source of the rumors so
do not want to investigate what he has done. rupert murdoch issued a statement describing what had happened as deplorable and unacceptable. he stated that "our company must fully cooperate with the police and said that what happened under rebekah brooks' leadership." she was editor of the "news of the world," at the time some of the hacking. she was apparently away at the time. murdoch's enemies have long claimed that whoever is in power is the real puppet master. tonight, he, they, no one knows how this will end. >> joining me now from london is the deputy prime minister went tony blair was in power. 45 of his mobile phone messages were hacked into. this is a very sorry tale. it goes back to 2006 when your own messages were broken into. how evasive was that? >> the police kept in mind that that was so. i had to go to the court and force them to commit and setup a new inquiry. that is finding all of disinformation. the information was available before. why didn't the police act on it instead of the nine that my phone messages had been broken into? now we are learning the appalling
the plug on a major deal. rupert murdoch's news corporation ditches its bid for bskyb. mumbai under attack again. three explosions rocked india's financial capital, killing at least 21 people. and on at libya's front line, and to counter attack by colonel gaddafi's forces against rebels advancing on tripoli. >> you can hear it. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also a round the globe. the last few days have brought in a credible reversal of fortune for rupert murdoch's media empire. today came another blow. public and political pressure, news corporation withdrew its bid for bskyb. it is another casualty of the hacking firestorm. now prime minister david cameron has announced details of a far- reaching inquiry into recent events. for more on how the deal went bust, here is the bbc business editor. a warning, there is some flash photography. >> rupert murdoch, the great news mogul, in the news for the wrong reasons. putting on a brave face before one of the great humiliations' of his career, the abandonment for his attempt to take over bskyb. here is the explosives didn't.
from the pages of rupert murdoch's newspaper to the walls of parliament. >> the shuttle has cleared the tower. -- the tunnel. >> it is countdown for the space shuttle final launch. we hear from one at nasa veteran who was there from the start. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. aid agencies have issued an urgent appeal for help for millions affected by drought in east africa. the crisis has been particularly cruel to somalia, kenya, uganda, and ethiopia. more than 300,000 people have walked days to get to the refugee camp in kenya. ben brown has been there for a week. >> among the refugees at this camp, there are hundreds of lost children and orphans. some got separated from their families on the long walk from somalia. others, like abdi and his sister, no longer have parents. their father died in somalia's civil war. last month, their mother was killed as well. >> it is better here. back in somalia, there was war. we have no relatives there, so we fled here. we now have a foster mother to look after us. >> in the camp hospital, these children have parent
run in elizabeth warren of's future? phone hackingh scandal -- media mogul rupert murdoch called before a committee of british parliament. >> do you have a responsibility? >> no. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> here is the deal -- as we require this program, we don't know how the debt ceiling business is going to play out over the weekend, but we have to put a program on the air, so here goes. president obama said he hopes to elevate the tone of her political discourse in washington. >> the way we run campaigns, the demonization of what the other side, i think that is broken down some of the trust and washington. >> anyone who witnessed his reckless spending ahabits the past 2.5 years or sat across the negotiating table the past few weeks could be forgiven for being skeptical of his recent attempts to come across as a fiscal moderate. >> that is senate minority leader mitch mcconnell, who has made no secret of his hope that president obama is a one-term president, but as mark said last week, at least he is honest about it. some democrats are a
. >> i am the first president to live tweet. tabloidt murdoch's "news of the world" is dead, of shame. >> we a fundamentally preached trust with our readers. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> for the record, let me say that unemployment rose to 9.2% last month, even though the economy added 18,000 jobs. astill the key on the debt limit. the president and speaker boehner have been talking about a plan to cut $4 trillion in government spending over the next 10-15 years. how do you do that? how do you increase revenue? loopholes, reduce tax deductions? or republicans dare to do that? will democrats signed onto cuts to medicare or social security? >> democrats, sucked it up. put entitlements on the table, make sure that at the end of the day, these are still programs that serve the public. >> dick durbin, democrat senate wit. sounds so reasonable when you put it on paper, nina. why can they not get it done? >> i don't know why they cannot get done. i do know why. if you look at the polling data, the american public wants no changes in social security, me
: still ahead, the murdoch mess. ruper murdoch's newscorp is under scrutiny for questionable journalism on both sides of the atlantic, but we'll talk to an analyst who still likes the stock. >> susie: government debt worries put investors in a selling mood. at the close, the dow lost 94 points, the nasdaq fell nearly 25 and the s&p 500 off almost 11. as for volume, 871 million shares were traded here at the big board and just shy of 1.8 billion at the nasdaq. meanwhile, all that glitters is gold. the yellow metal closed above $1,600 for the first time. ever. gold for august delivery settled at $1,602 an ounce, up $12. that's a record in dollar terms, but below the peak reached in the 1980s, after accounting for inflation. >> susie: big layoffs announced late today at cisco systems. it will layoff 6,500 workers, or about 9% of its full time workforce. analysts predicted thousands of job cuts after cisco announced plans to reorganize in may. the company had been losing ground in the network equipment business. cisco says the move will cut annual expenses by about $1 billion. >> tom: big b
by a senior business writer for bloomberg news. -- this could impact the rupert murdoch empire, i am joined by a senior business writer for bloomberg news. what can they say that will reassure shareholders? >> i think shareholders will want to hear that the worst is past. there's a sense among shareholders -- viavoice given rupert murdoch -- they have always given rupert murdoch a bit of a break. there has always been a bit of a murdoch discount thinking he is going to do what he wants to do and do not always what is best for shareholders. they've given him a break because he has a good view long- term of where the company is going. now he and his management team look like a group that is not in front of the news. they continue to get hammered by events. they are not prepared for it. they're constantly reacting. i think shareholders will want to see that the worst is behind them and they have their arms around this and know where it will go from here. >> is there any threat to the murdochs themselves? are their personal reputations so damaged it is now a liability for management? >> there i
>> this is "bbc news america". herber murdoch said he will appear before a british lawmakers on the phone hacking scandal. the fbi starts its own investigation in the u.s. the airline forced into hiding. a crackdown in syria continues, we cross the border to get a look at how thousands of families are living. paying a hefty price for some of jane austen's pages. an early manuscript is in the hands of the highest bidder. let me start by telling you to mark your calendars. next tuesday the embattled media titan rupert murdoch and his heir apparent jane will appear before british lawmakers. sending shock waves far and wide. the fbi has opened an investigation into allegations that murdoch's news corp. saw to hack into the phones of september 11 victims. we start tonight's coverage with this report from our deputy political editor. >> parliament has costumed the news of the -- to answer the questions of the mp's of why so many were hacked. >> my message to rebekah brooks is do the decent thing. it cannot hide away from this level of public english. >> they were reluctant witnesse
, judy. >> brown: the "news of the world" scandal in britain took new turns today. the rupert murdoch tabloid is shutting down on sunday amid allegations that reporters hacked into phones of murder victims and the families of slain soldiers. today, police in london arrested three people, including former editor andrew coulson, who once worked for prime minister david cameron. and cameron himself faced new questions. awe instead of standing in his traditional place at the back of the home watching david cameron speak, he was heading for a south london station where he was arrested and questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to hack phones and on suspicion of bribing police officers. >> i made that decision to employ andy. he had resigned from the news of the world. he said at the time he didn't know what was happening on his watch. he should have known what was happening on his watch. he paid the price. he resigned. >> david cameron hired him to run his press operation barely five months after he resigned as editor of the news of the world and the paper's royal correspondent was jailed f
brown claimed in an interview that the "sunday times" also part of the murdoch empire hire criminals to obtain the information. there is some flash photography. >> here is gordon that downing street with rupert's starter next to him and the top editor on the right. for years, team brown stayed close to t murdoch. no more. peace miles fell away. gordon brown accused them and their newspaper of using criminals to investigate his private life. >> some were getting information from my lawyers. like a tax attorney said that medical records have been broken into. i do not tell how all of this happened. in two instances, there is absolute proof that news international, was involved in hiring people to get this information. ith people that the work wa our criminals. >> this is the editor of "the sunday times." in a statement tonight, they believe ethanol law was broken, no criminal was used edie story was published giving both sides of the hearing. he attacked the way it reported that his youngest son was suffering from cystic fibrosis. the revelation was not legitimate. they left him -- >>
. in many meetings with the international bosses. and rupert murdoch, who left after the most humble day of his life. >> i told them the same thing. >> i never had one i nappropriate conversation. i completely took myself out of any decision-making about this bid. i had no role in it. no role in when the announcement was made. >> david cameron accused them of hiding their relationships with murdoch. >> i have set up all of the contacts in contrast to the party opposite. i have never held a slumber party. >> he has an old fashioned view that a man is innocent until proven guilty. >> nick robinson, reporting there. the impact this continues to have. i am joined by nick watts from "the guardian." thank you for joining us. >> he did enough to satisfy the conservative party. he was meant to be in africa. he will finish -- and cut his trip short to go to the house of commons. there was a meeting this evening. they banged their desks for a long time. he faces a difficult challenge facing the labor party. two areas highlighted -- point number one, why did he bring him into downing street when th
? this afternoon, rupert murdoch acted to underline -- >> this afternoon are rupert murdoch acted to underline her actions, traveling to see his daughter. -- to see the family of and the daughter that was the victim that has sparked this outrage. >> it was a private meeting. i was appalled to find out what had happened. that is why i went there to apologize. >> this solicitor's vote for the family. >> he was humbled to give -- spoke for the family. >> he was humbled to give a full and sincere apology to the family. the dollar family told him -- dowler family told him that his paper should lead the way to set the standard for honesty and decency, and not what has gone before. >> tomorrow, rupert murdoch's signature will appear on a further apology in every one of the u.k. papers. the news of the world was in the business of holding others to account, he said, and it failed when it came to itself. rebecca brooks may have left the bridge, but her role in this forthcoming story will ensure she remains in the headlines. the fallout continues on both sides -- >> the fallout continues on both sides of th
-- will be its last. in sun valley, idaho today, media mogul rupert murdoch-- owner of parent company news corporation-- had no comment the tabloid's closure. but his son james murdoch said in a statement to staffers: fundamentally, action taken a number of years ago by certain individuals, in what had been a good newsroom have breached the trust that the news of the world has with its readers. >> warner: those mistakes first came to light in 2005 when "news of the world" was accused of hacking into cell phone messages of members of the royal family and famous actors. other revelations followed, amid an ongoing but fitful police inquiry. this week, public outrage exploded with leaks from that inquiry, that the family of a murdered teenager milly dowler had been victimized. a private detective working for "news of the world" allegedly hacked her voice mail after she disappeared in 2002, and deleted some messages. the activity on her phone account gave them false hope she was still alive. then yesterday, relatives of victims of london's so-called 7/7 terror attacks in 2005 said they'd been t
engulfed greece, ireland and portugal. the scandal swirling around the murdoch media empire forced an apology from the very top today and two high-level resignations. we have a report from cathy newman of "independent television news." >> reporter: this is the humbling of a media mogul. rupert murdoch has come to this central london hotel to pay penance to apologize for the first time to the dowler family. over allegations the "news of the world" hacked into their daughter milly's phone after she died. they arrived half an hour later yesterday, rupert murdoch called the wall street journal, one of his own papers, just to insist that the phone hacking crisis had been handled extremely well in every way possible. he said there'd only been a few minor mistakes. today, he tried to stop the rot. >> i'm the founder of the company, i was appalled to find out what had happened and i apologize and i have nothing further to say. >> reporter: the dowler family's lawyer said he believed the tycoon's regret was genuine >> yes, he did apologize, he apologized many times. i don't think somebody c
a different conclusion. >> tomorrow the murdoches, both depearge and son, face cross questioning in the commons. the hacking headlines just keep on coming. nick robinson, bbc news, westminster. >> well, as we mentioned on top of all of these developments the, whacele blower who reported for "news of the world" and alleged widespread hacking has been found dead on his home in england. for more on that part of the story, we can go on the bbc's katherine downs in london. katherine, what was shawn hall's role in all of this. >> he was the first journalist where he could publicly speak out about "news of the world" hacking and that andy knew all about the practice. shawn hall had known him about 13 or 14 years. he said they had a good relationship and he said in fact he moved in order to fwork andy as when he took over as "news of the world" editor, a position he described as disciplined and ruthless. he first said andy coulson knew people were hacking on people's phones. in an interview he had with "the new york times" and last year in an interview with radio four, he spoke about the
was, of course, the committee with the murdochs and rebekah brooks, but i went to the home affairs committee and sat there when the -- when the just outgoing commissioner of police and the assistant commissioner, also outgoing, and the press officer talked about their relations with the press. it was really truly extraordinary. it wasn't -- it wasn't just the statistic lionel just quoted about the -- these, you know,0 members of 45 strong team being ex-news international journalists, it was things like 30% of paul stevenson's meetings over a five-year period had been meetings with the media had been with news international journalists. it's coming out in recent days that somebody who was a senior executive at the "news of the world" also worked simultaneously, if you'll pardon the pun, as a translator for scotland yard. there was also somebody who was working both as the chief correspondent -- or chief reporter of the paper. as a police informant. so the -- there was almost no delineation at times between where news international finished around scland yard began. it was really ext
hiring a former tabloid editor who's since resigned and been arrested and about rupert murdoch's aborted bid for b-sky-b-- british sky broadcasting. we start with a report from gary gibbon of "independent television news." >> reporter: rupert murdoch flew the prime minister postponed parliament's summer break by a day to try to re-establish his own standing with a statement and debate. after two weeks of resisting pressure for a full-scale apology for hiring andy coulson david cameron edged towards one and he said people would hear the full genuine article if andy coulson was found to have lied. >> i have an old fashioned view about innocent until proven guilty. but if it turns out i've been lied to that would be a moment for a profound apology. and in that event i can tell you i will not fall short. people will of course make judgements about it. of course i regret and i am extremely sorry about the furore it has caused with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed i would not have offered him the job and i expect that he would not have taken it. but you don't make decisions in hindsig
, but no more -- team murdoch, but no more. he is accusing "news of the world" of using criminals to investigate his private life. >> i had my bank account broken into, my files, i tax returns went missing -- my tax returns went missing. medical return -- medical records have been broken into. i do not know how this happens. but i do know that in two of these instances, there is absolute proof that news international was responsible for hiring people to get this information. the people that they work with -- and this is what concerns me most -- our criminals. >> are you considering resigning? >> he is not resigning. he said his newspaper has been down to bring him -- has been out to bring him down. he attacks the way that it reported his youngest son was suffering from cystic fibrosis. he did not allege that his sons records had been stolen, but -- son's records had been stolen. >> your son will now be broadcast the media. we are incredibly upset about it. we're thinking about his long- term future. we are thinking about our family. there is nothing that can be done about it. >> they said they h
guarding a meeting of local leaders. the rupert murdoch media empire news corporation dropped its bid today to take over british sky broadcasting. it was the latest fallout from the firestorm of allegations that murdoch tabloids hacked into phones of celebrities, royals and even murder victims. we have a report from gary gibbon of independent television news. >> reporter: for decades, he's loomed over british politics. feted by politicians, rarely denied his wishes. but today, parliament rose up as one, all three main parties united, telling rupert murdoch he could not expand his media ownership here, right now. and he buckled. in a statement on their takeover plans, news corp said that it was too difficult to progress in this climate, but that news corp reserves the right to make an offer at a later date. >> i think this is the right decision, i've been saying that this company clearly needs to sort out the problems there are at news international, at the "news of the world." that must be the priority, not takeovers, so the right >> reporter: it's a huge blow for james murdoch, third in co
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